Introduction: Create A Setup File In VS 2015

In this post, we will learn about how to create a setup file in VS 2015. Using setup file you can run application without source code.

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In my previous posts I have explained various topics like Collections in C#SortedSet in C#.Net,Stack in C#,Queue in C#.Net,LinkedList in C#.Net. Now in this post, I will explain about Create A Setup File In VS 2015 with appropriate image.



Now, open Visual Studio and perform below steps to create a setup file.

Step 1: Add your required main project
Create A Setup File In VS 2015

Create A Setup File In VS 2015

Step 2: Right Click on your Solution -> Add New Project -> Choose Other Projects -> Visual Studio Installer -> SetUp and Development -> Give the project Name
Create A Setup File In VS 2015

Create A Setup File In VS 2015

Step 3: Right Click On Application Folder-> Add -> Project Output
Create A Setup File In VS 2015

Create A Setup File In VS 2015

Step 4: Select main project and click ‘ok’
Create A Setup File In VS 2015

Create A Setup File In VS 2015

Step 5: Right Click on the Primary Output ->Create Shortcut to Primary output
Right Click->Cut

Choose User’s Desktop on the left hand side->Paste the Primary Output on the Right Hand Side (To show the User’s Desktop)
Right Click on User’s Programs Menu-> Add->New Folder->Rename It
RightClick on the Right Hand Side->Click Add New Shortcut
Choose application folder->Primary Output->ok
RightClick on the Setup from Solution Explorer->Build it->Go to the project physical path ->choose the setup project->Debug-> and you will find the Setup File,

I hope you got an idea about create a setup file in VS 2015.
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